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Kate Middleton channels Meghan Markle's style with sweet nod

Duchess Kate's Strathberry arm candy is a favourite of sister-in-law Meghan's too

Fiona Ward

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embarked on their December 2020 whistle-stop royal tour of the UK aboard the royal train, Duchess Kate was characteristically flawless in an elegant outfit as she arrived in Edinburgh.

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Wearing a beautiful blue coat from Catherine Walker which she had also worn during her visit to Sweden and Norway in 2018, we couldn't help but notice that Kate was carrying a gorgeous new accessory!

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The royal's shiny clutch bag was from Strathberry – yes, one of the Duchess of Sussex's favourite handbag designers. Based in Edinburgh – making it the perfect choice for the Scotland visit – the brand creates luxury leather handbags feature a signature gold bar.

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Kate's choice was the 'Multrees' Chain Embossed Croc Black Wallet, which she carried as a clutch but it can also be worn with its chain as a crossbody. There's a look for every personality, as it comes in five colours!

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'Multrees' wallet, available in five colours, £255 / $355, Strathberry

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Meghan gave Scotland a similar nod, and put Strathberry on the global map, when she chose to carry a luxury handbag by the brand for her first royal visit to Edinburgh with Prince Harry back in 2017.

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She proved that her diplomatic fashion statement wasn't just a one-off when she attended more royal engagements carrying different Strathberry designs, showing off her full collection of bags, which includes two Strathberry Midi totes, one in burgundy and one in tan, and the Strathberry East-West shoulder bag in green.

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MEGHAN WEARS: East/west bag in bottle green, £425 / $595, Strathberry

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Sisters-in-law Kate and Meghan are both known to love supporting local brands and designers to the places they visit, so we're not surprised the Duchess of Cambridge loves Strathberry just as much as the Duchess of Sussex.

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Kate and William's tour aboard the royal train saw them visit England, Wales and Scotland between 6 and 8 December 2020, where they met frontline workers, volunteers, care home staff, teachers, schoolchildren and young people to hear about their experiences during the pandemic year.

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The following day Duchess Kate wore the 'Bianca' military coat from Hobbs

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When the couple arrived at Batley Community Centre, West Yorkshire to meet volunteers who have supported elderly members of the community throughout the coronavirus outbreak, Kate changed into a Hobbs military coat for the occasion. At the time the  'Bianca' coat was in the sale – and of course, it quickly sold out!

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